2021 (Track & Field): Led the team in the indoor mile with a season best of 5:17.48 on Feb. 13 at the GVSU Big Meet… Also competed in the indoor 3,000-meter run, finishing with a season-best time of 11:01.00 on Jan. 29 at the GVSU Bill Clinger Classic… Had a season-best in the outdoor 800 on March 19 at the SIU Bill Cornell Invite with a 2:24.74… Cracked the program record book in the outdoor 1,500-meter run on May 14 at the MVC Outdoor Championship, posting a time of 4:38.31, fourth in program history… Also led the team in the outdoor 5000, clocking a season-best 17:57.05 on April 16 at the Gibson Invitational… Named to MVC Academic Honor Roll.

2020-21 (Cross Country): Ranked second on the team and first on the team among freshmen in the MVC Cross Country Championship on March 3 at Evansville with a time of 19:23.4.

Prep (Athletic): State qualifier, team MVP and first-team all-conference selection during her time running cross country for the Highland Trojans… Also a team MVP in track & field, qualifying for state and establishing a school record in the 4x800 while winning a sectional crown in the 800… Earned first team academic all-state in both cross country and track & field… Also played basketball and soccer.

Prep (Academic/Community): Member of student council and Japanese club… Northwest Crossroads Conference Scholar-Athlete, Highland High School Senior Scholar-Athlete and cross country academic all-conference performer… Also a member of her school’s National Honor Society and Japanese Honor Society.

Personal: Enjoys reading, journaling and playing ukulele… Family is involved in Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana… Daughter of Jodi and Brian Aurand… Has two siblings – Elijah and Faith.